Description: Epiphytic, rarely terrestrial, ferns; rhizome ± erect to short-creeping, covered with clathrate scales, roots few, spongy.
Fronds usually uniform; stipe short; lamina entire, glabrous, veins anastomosing.
Sori ± sunken, a single long sorus or a line of sori on each side of the frond, marginal or submarginal, indusium absent.
Distribution and occurrence: World: c. 50 species, tropical regions. Australia: 2 species (native).
Text by Peter G. Wilson
|Two species in NSW: Vittaria elongata and Vittaria ensiformis|